Passion Unleashed (Demonica Series #3)

Passion Unleashed (Demonica Series #3)

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by Larissa Ione
     
 

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FORBIDDEN TEMPTATIONS

Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter-and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she's been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn't all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she

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FORBIDDEN TEMPTATIONS

Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter-and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she's been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn't all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she's finally met the one man she cannot resist.

FATAL DESIRES

Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe-her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realizes a horrible truth: He's falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Bestselling author of the Lords of Gena Showalter
"Wicked...Decadently Sinful...Prepare to be burned."
USA Today bestselling author of DEMON'S FIRE Emma Holly
"Very dark, very sexy, and very creative. Ione's Demonica series will have the most jaded paranormal fans perking up!"
New York Times bestselling author of Dark Magic Cheyenne McCray
"A heroine with attitude and a hot-blooded demon make for a dangerously erotic, wonderfully satisfying read. Ione knows how to make your blood boil and your heart race as you devour each and every page."
New York Times bestselling author of the Midnight Lara Adrian
"Ione brings to life a riveting world filled with sizzling sensuality, dark wit, and wicked hot demons."
Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine 4 1/2 stars
"Ignites on the first page and never looks back... [A]ction and danger leap off very page."
From the Publisher
"Wicked...Decadently Sinful...Prepare to be burned."—Gena Showalter, New York Times Bestselling author of the Lords of the Underworld series"

Very dark, very sexy, and very creative. Ione's Demonica series will have the most jaded paranormal fans perking up!"—Emma Holly, USA Today bestselling author of DEMON'S FIRE"

A heroine with attitude and a hot-blooded demon make for a dangerously erotic, wonderfully satisfying read. Ione knows how to make your blood boil and your heart race as you devour each and every page."—Cheyenne McCray, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Magic"

Ione brings to life a riveting world filled with sizzling sensuality, dark wit, and wicked hot demons."—Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author of the Midnight Breeds series"

Ignites on the first page and never looks back... [A]ction and danger leap off very page."—4 1/2 stars, Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446551977
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Demonica Series , #3
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
29,251
File size:
957 KB

Meet the Author

Larissa Ione lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with her husband and young son. She is currently hard at work on her next Demonica novel.

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Passion Unleashed (Demonica Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 524 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Brooklyn Seminus demon Wraith chooses his prey carefully as all predators do, but also being a vampire he adheres to the Vampire Council ruling of one human kill a month. Still he enjoys hunting down the Upir gang, human vermin owned by vampires who appreciate blood sports especially since he can kill the vamps as if they are rodents. However, this time an unknown demon species hits him with a poisoned dart. Two weeks later, he awakens from unconsciousness to learn from his peers he has been poisoned and will die in four to six weeks unless he can obtain a charm possesses by archeologist Serena Kelley, who must willingly give him her artifact by giving him her virginity. Egotistical about his seduction prowess as an Incubus class demon, Wraith goes on the hunt with his prey being Serena. When she was seven years old, her mother gave her the charm that he covets and which has made her immortal; the only stipulation is that she must remain a virgin. However, he is not alone as the demon Byzamoth also wants that charm for a nefarious evil purpose. The third Demonica romantic urban fantasy (see PLEASURE UNBOUND and DESIRE UNCHAINED) is fast-paced from the onset in Brownsville and never slows down until the exhilarating climax in which much more than just two "souls" are at stake. Readers will be enthralled by the action and the charmed lead couple as the irresistible object (an incubus demon) meets the immovable force (an immortal mortal) as one must give up their immortality though both have eternal dreams; while also simply saving the world (something seems to always intrude). Harriet Klausner
DComfort More than 1 year ago
Passion Unleashed is the third book in Larissa Ione's Demonica series. I have to say this series has pretty much grabbed me by the, uh, fangs, in this case and held on. Each book seems to get better and better and somehow or another Ione grabs the reader's attention and doesn't let go. This book focuses on Wraith, a part human/vampire/demon. He doesn't care if he lives or dies and has shown that, despite his brother's feelings toward him, on several occasions. Previous books in the series have led him to be selfish and testy. Wraith becomes infected with a poison in which there is no antidote after he gets into a fight. Eidolon and Shade tell Wraith that he has to live or the hospital that they built with their blood (literally) will collapse. His only chance is to go after Serena Kelley, a charmed human. If he can take her virginity, he gets her charm which would cause him to stop dying. However, Wraith will soon discover that Serena is celibate for a good reason, because if she has sex, she will loose her charm and die. **Can you imagine?! Poor girl** What Wraith thinks will be easy, he soon finds is anything but. For the first time in his life, he is feeling something that he hasn't felt before.Protectiveness, possession, love. Without giving away additional details to the story I can tell you this was truly touching. You get to see a different side of Wraith and his transformation into someone who learns to put others before himself. The story is full of twists and turns, unexpected adventures, deceptiveness, loads of HOT sex scenes, and moments where you'll need a tissue box, and thus those reasons are why I would recommend this book, and this series, to readers around the world. I give this book five stars out of five.
Mindy_Lou More than 1 year ago
Demons, vampires, and were's oh my... The is book has it all.. The different characters and the ever changing plot.. And let's not forget the 3 brothers.. mmmmm all sound like a set of dream boats.. I must admit some of the twists I did not see coming and I like that about a book.. Not to mention a Slayer who finds out she is half demon.. Now there is a plot twist for you.. I was told the series sucked but I am SO GLAD I still picked it up and read it.. looking forward to more..
Yvette4 More than 1 year ago
Book 3 in this series is the best so far. I didn't believe any book in this series could be better than the first book. Boy, was I wrong! Wraith, the bad boy of the bunch, finds his equal in a human woman named Serena. The love story that develops between them is a slow build up that captures the spirit of these two characters. As with the other two books in this series, Ione is a master at developing side stories that keep the reader on edge. I savored every word! I highly recommend this series. Demons are my new favorite paranormal characters! I am looking forward to reading the next in this series.
Blondyie More than 1 year ago
Larissa Ione has yet to let me down !!! I was unsure of reading about Demons , but WOW I could not put her books down , I read all 3 of the demonica series in 4 days . She has HUmor , romance , suspense , action , everything !! These DEMONS are a must have ,I love Wraith!!! Great book . All of them !!!!!
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
Since this book has been previously reviewed in great detail by many, I'll keep my review brief. This is my favorite installment so far from the Demonica series. Wraith is truly my favorite of the brothers. His tragic life had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The book picks up about a year after Desire Unchained. Wraith has really stepped in it this time. Wraith has been poisoned with a toxin that has no known cure. His only hope is to get his hands on a powerful, ancient artifact that can save his life. Sadly the person currently in possession of it, Serena, needs it dearly to save her life. How do you convince someone to sacrifice themselves for you? Wraith really has a sudden attack of art imitates life; when the role he plays to seduce Serena metamorphose into reality. His bad boy exterior is cracking with each moment he deceives Serena by pretending to be human. Little does Wraith know that robbing Serena of her artifact could be the spark that ignites Armageddon. Meanwhile Wraith's life isn't the only one in jeopardy. The hospital is collapsing and the brothers have fallen ill. Demons are bum-rushing topside from Sheoul and chaos is rampant. Kenan and Gem got their much deserved attention in the spot light. I've always like them together but their relationship never seemed to get a chance to lift off the ground. I was always glad that Roag was dead but the prospect of a new brother, Lore, is appealing; especially one that can kill with his touch. My opinion hasn't changed from my review of the previous book Desire Unchained; to me, this series is a hybrid between dark paranormal romance and dark urban fantasy. I'm a dark urban fantasy reader and enjoy this series immensely. Urban fantasy readers need not be afraid. Don't miss the short story of when the brothers all meet for the first time during their rescue of Wraith at the end of the book. I highly recommend this book and also the entire series. I'm so looking forward to the next installment Ecstasy Unveiled due out 2/2010 and Larissa's short story in the anthology Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 due out 9/21/09.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read, so far Wraith is the best brother to read about. Hmmmmm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read. Emotional, tragic,and hot.
BDB_lady More than 1 year ago
this book i liked better than the last one. great paranormal/romance series. definately recommend it!
ParanormalMom More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from begining to end. The drama, the suspence and the sacrifices offered by these characters take your breath away. You will be flipping pages faster than you thought you could. Larissa Ione's "Demonica Series" is new and original and her Underground General is like no other and who does'nt love when the bad boy falls in love Wraith offers all that and more....
kmp63 More than 1 year ago
You have to love Larissa Ione's Demonica Novels. Who wouldn't like a General Hospital for demons complete with daily drama and love stories? I loved all three of the novels in this series to date. This one being my favorite. The black sheep of the family finds love. It's a great story, and the action keeps you reading and reluctant to put the book down. I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.
lolamh10 More than 1 year ago
This was the 3rd installment of the Demonica series and I just can't get enough of this world. I love the way the author melds the fantastic with the mundane to make a seamless world that might really exist. I always had a soft spot for Wraith, the youngest brother (or is he). I wasn't sure if the love interest had enough character to be a great foil for Wraith's inadequacies and foibles, but she came through. These books do not need to read in order to understand them, and stand alone as a great read.
aloveless More than 1 year ago
Great series! If you love Gena Showalter or Kresley Cole this series is a must.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing series
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
A great addition to the series, Wraith finds his own true mate in Serena right in the midst of a battle that could result in the end of the world. It was wonderful seeing the brothers work together to help Serena, and watch Gem & Kynan. I love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one in her series has the best adventure and anticipation so far. I like how she switches between each characters point of view. Seeing Gems story interwoven into this book just adds a great layer as well.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so mad that I waited so long to start this series. I've had the 1st book on my wish list for over a year before I finally started. The 1st book was good and so was the second but I really wanted to read Wraith's story. Let me just say, it was well worth it! It seems their brother Roag is still trying to kill them. Wraith is forced into a predicament where he needs to do something he would never willingly do to save his family and their livelihood. The struggle, the journey, and the surprises kept me turning the pages. I can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this group of demon brothers. So glad to get Kynan and Gem finally. Wraith has been my least favorite but I did enjoy his story. Loved the twists and I did shed a few tears.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every page you kept wondering how it would all work out in the end. It kept me guessing. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the 1st two books in the series I didn't really like Wraith. But this book really lets you see different facets of Wraith, and WOW! I loved this book. The development of the relationship between Wraith and Serena, and how he deals with issues from his past was great. Plus Wraith is such a sexy bad boy! How can you not love him. I have read all the demonica books and this is my favorite.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth Reading... Total Pages: 338; Story Pages: 300 Note: at the end of the book there is an 8-page short story detailing Wraith's past when he was tortured. Serena & Wraith's story. Wraith: the last (and the most volatile) of the three known seminus demon brothers. Serena: a human in charge of an angel charm which gives her immortality. A very interesting idea about angels.